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CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 PERSONHOOD ONE Why Do Birds Sing? And Other Tales 17 IDENTITY, DIFFERENCE, AND KNOW LE DGE TWO Collecting Silence: The Sonic Specimen 41 T HREE Collecting Songs: Avian and African 60 FOUR Songs on the Dissecting Table 84 POSTMODERN HUMANITY, SUBJECTIVITY, AND PARA DI S E FIVE Postmodern Humanity 109 SIX Listening for Objectivity 125 SEVEN The Rose Garden 146 Conclusion: The Animanities 168 Notes 183 Bibliography 229 Index 253 ...